We are no strangers to Messy Art and thanks to Mary Ann Kohl's books and specifically The Big Messy Art Book, we always have tons of ideas readily on hand for lots of fun!
We made GOOP this evening and let me tell you....I had just as much fun as L did! L literally sat for 2 hours playing with this stuff which would make it the longest single activity he's ever done. He absolutely loved this stuff! My brother and husband couldn't even resist playing in it.
When you squeeze the GOOP, it feels like a solid, but when you release your hand it becomes a liquid instantly. Seriously, its lots of fun to play with!
What you Need
1 Box (1 lb) Cornstarch
2 cups of water
Food coloring *optional*
I ended up adding another half a box of cornstarch for what I thought made the coolest consistency. Its not exact science. Play around with it and find the consistency you like.
What to Do
1. Dump the entire box of cornstarch into a plastic bin or tin pan
2. add the water and cornstarch
3. Mix by hand
4. Add foodcoloring if you want
Don't let this scare you! A warm rag works wonders on this stuff and it cleans up easily!